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Learning Spanish

Learning Spanish

One of the things that most people don’t know about me is that I am bilingual.  I attended a French immersion school when I was a child, and while I don’t use it very much, it has been useful a few times in my life.  So, I thought that I would try learning Spanish as a third language.

I decided that I would use Rosetta Stone to learn Spanish as it seemed to be the easiest product on the market.  It was a proven system that used immersion to teach the language skills that I would be developing.  I wanted to be able to have a conversation where I didn’t sound like I just learned travel Spanish.

Now that I am a few weeks into my training, I see that it is going to take me some time to learn this language.  Thankfully, it has come easy to me so far since I know French.  When I am done learning this one, maybe I will have to try another – something a little more exotic.

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November 21, 20140 comments
Driving Across America in The Crew

Driving Across America in The Crew

I recently had the opportunity to be selected to play The Crew beta.  If you are not familiar with this game, it is a driving game MMO where you build a custom car, do quests to get better parts, and it takes place in the United States.  It is an open world, and you can go anywhere you can drive.

This will be one of those games that I will be buying when it comes out, and I look forward to spending many hours racing from the comfort of my own home.

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August 21, 20140 comments
Going to the Zoo

Going to the Zoo

Taking my nieces and nephew to the zoo is one of the things that I love to do with them.  We usually go there a few times during the summer months and we make a day of it.  We walk around to all of the exhibits to see all the new animals, have a picnic, and play at the park.

By the end of the day we are tired, but we have a lot of fun.

It makes me think of this song that is still stuck in my head from when I was a child:

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August 5, 20140 comments
Spotted Wildlife on a Hike Today

Spotted Wildlife on a Hike Today

deer in the woods Since I had the day off of work, I decided to take my dog out for a hike in the woods.  We go from time to time to get a break from the busy-ness of the city.  So, we hopped in the car and left early this morning.

I was happy to see that our trip resulted in the opportunity to take some pictures.  I took my Nikon digital camera with my so that I could snap a couple of pictures to put up on my Facebook page.

Little did I know that I would see these deer.

So, I took quite a few photos today, and here is one of them – I hope you like it.

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August 1, 20140 comments
Another Day is Done

Another Day is Done

It is hard to believe how fast summer is going this year.  It seems like just yesterday the kids were getting out of school when in fact it has been just about three weeks.

It is crazy.

But I do love the fact that we have been spending the days down at the beach, playing in the sand and having fun.  The whole point of summer is relaxing and hanging out with your kids, and that is what I have been doing.

Just a closing thought: sunsets are so beautiful.

sunset

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July 20, 20141 comment
What is Your Path?

What is Your Path?

When it comes to life, we have so many choices.  We are faced with choices each day that shape the person that we will become.

So, who are you choosing today?

I know that I am influenced by the world around me, my view of it, and the image I have of myself and who I want to be.  It can be hard to fit into that cut-out I have created for myself, but when you do, it does feel amazing.

But working on who I want to be is a daily process.  It involves my thoughts, actions and my soul. 

While I am a work in progress, I will share my journey here with you.  I hope you love this blog as much as I love writing it.

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July 15, 20141 comment